Thursday, May 19, 2016

Last Post
This is the last post for now. The year is over. its done. it ended.
its been a long journey but i am glad we made it. each one of us are going on our own pathways in 8 days. graduation is soon, and it is a time to celebrate.
Mr. Panton will always be in our hearts.
A few years ago, the Dyna range added the raw and ready Street Bob to its naked ranks and it became an instant classic.
The bobber has since been slightly restyled and, ahem, modernised with the ignition moved from the side to the centre console which is also more practical.
 It still features the mini ape hanger handlebars, chopped rear fender, rubber-mounted engine and black laced wheels.
But it also has a re-designed solo seat that is a bit harder, a new streamlined taillight assembly, more gloss blacked-out bits and the triple clamps are now separated into two parts. This make it easier to swap handlebars for even more customisation.
There is also a new Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint option.
The Street Bob might seem a little cramped in the rider position than many Harleys with its mid-controls but it is an “involved” ride that makes the pilot feel more connected with the machinery.
Those mid-controls also mean the linkage for the gearshifter is shorter which makes it less clunky and more positive.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016


2016 Roadster 1200






The new Roadster puts a powerful new level of sport into the Sportster. Its performance package includes 43mm inverted front forks with massive triple clamps, powerful dual-disc front brakes, premium rear suspension and new dual gauge instrumentation to complement the iconic fuel tank and chopped rear fender. 
The riding position is aggressive, but comfortable for long rides thanks to the 19” front and 18” rear offset-split 5-spoke cast aluminum wheels, lowered bars, mid-mount controls and a new two-up seat. Its 45-degree, 1200 cc engine delivers massive off-the-line torque.
It only takes three words to describe the look of the Roadster motorcycle: garage-built custom. You get blacked-out styling details, slammed bars, chopped rear fender, race-inspired graphics, a finned timer cover, and the slotted black exhaust shields.
It’s a low profile, with a nice, deep scoop to keep you firmly planted under acceleration,and it puts you just 30.9 inches off the ground for a low center of gravity and confident handling, additionally at the front of the Roadster motorcycle, you’ll notice a new 43 mm front suspension with inverted forks. They feature cartridge damping and the brawny look of massive new triple clamps. Theykeep your rubber on the road when the pavement gets rough.
The factory-installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle’s electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It’s this attention to detail and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

My dream motorcycle 



The stance of the Diavel is that of readiness, dominance, and confidence bordering on superiority. Lateral radiators add muscle to its broad "shoulders," which then taper down across the engine and into the belly-fairing with its oil cooler, giving shape to the athlete.
A massive 240 section rear tyre is the perfect example of how Diavel designers used a no-compromise attitude when applying their wish list of features. The sheer width of rubber communicates so much power and style that the R&D team vowed to find, and succeeded in finding, a way to make it handle - even if they knew the image would send a seismic shock through the industry. 

This is my dream motorcycle. The 2015 Ducati Diavel is known to be used in the recordings of the show The Arrow.
With its 162hp and 96lb-ft of torque, the Diavel engine defines authentic Ducati performance. 
Thanks to dual spark plugs, high-compression pistons, and revised injection spray targeting, the engine's torque curve is strong and smooth at low rpm, which allows a smooth cruising ride but also works the same way through a wide rev-range.
The oversized exhaust pipes are part of a system which have been designed to maximise power and improve the efficiency of the Diavel. The system is equipped with a lambda probe for each individual cylinder, in order for the fuel injection to be optimised and managed autonomously via the large airbox. The vertically stacked cannon silencers are equipped with catalytic converters that ensure compliance with Euro 3 standards, while the electronically controlled adjustment valve optimises exhaust pressure. The exhaust system is enhanced by the manifolds, treated with black ceramic Zircotec, and the silencers, with a brushed steel outer cover.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Harley Davidson XL883N Iron 883

             This will be my second motorcycle for sure. After riding with Harley people i fell in love and decided to do a test drive on one of the big bikes. the difference between a motorcycle like this and a sport motorcycle like mine is the seating position that changes the most. On a cruiser, the rider is much more comfortable, while on a sport one, the rider sits closer to the gas tank, making it more aerodynamic.
         
The difference in power is another big difference, a harley like this has almost 900cc, compared to the one i have which has only 300cc meaning it can cruise with more comfort at high speeds. The first gear on the harley probably goes op to 50mph, while on my bike it goes up to 25.

Another thing i noticed from the test drive is the weight difference. A Harley Davidson is made out of iron, making it extremely heavy. My CBR300r is made out of iron and the frame is made out of plastic, meaning that it is better for turing and moving around.





Friday, March 18, 2016

Gas

Before my motorcycle I owned an Audi A4 that was pretty good on gas. in a month I would spend about 70 dollars on gas.
Now, 70 dollars can buy enough gas for 7 months to ride my motorcycle. not only financially, there are many benefits for having a bike.
Compared to an SUV that emits 205 grams of Co2 per kilometer, a motorcycle like the one I have only emits about 100 grams, it is half of what a car produces car.
The average mileage I get on my motorcycle per gallon is 70 miles compared to a car that usually does 25 miles a gallon.




CO2
g/km pp
Transportation
0
Walking, Bicycles
20
Tram/Train
65
Moped
80
Bus
85
125 cc motorcycle
115
400 cc motorcycle
115
Car (unleaded fuel)
133
Car (diesel fuel)
160
Large displacement motorcycle
205
SUV
230
Small truck (less than 3.5 tons) diesel

Friday, March 11, 2016

Riding with someone 
This blog is dedicated to Little Messi, AKA Antony.

When having a passenger on the motorcycle, there are a few things to look into. The tire pressure, the suspension, if the passenger has appropriate gear, and if they have any experience with motorcycles.
Personally, i hate having someone on the back of my bike because it makes it slower, everything changes, the acceleration, the stopping, how you make the turns, and many other riding techniques. 

The heavier the person, the slower the motorcycle gets and since i like to go fast, i don't like having a fat person on the back.
Other than slowing me down, riding with a passenger raises the chance of an accident significantly, and having the responsibility of someone’s life does not feel good for the rider.

In Florida, the law is that both the rider, and the passenger must wear a helmet at all times when riding the motorcycle. The fine if someone does not follow the law goes up to $250,000 and time in prison for negligence.

Last week, little messi wanted a ride home, so without thinking, he jumped on my motorcycle not realizing that the right side for going on is the side that does not have the muffler. Next thing he knew is that his skin came out and got stuck on my bike, and Antony was laughing about what had happened.
The burn mark is going to stay on his leg for many years because it will leave a really bad scar.


Friday, March 4, 2016

Motorcycle Stereotypes

There are a few motorcycle stereotypes that everyone thinks that is true, but most of them are not.
The most common one is that every motorcycle rider has a death wish. This is not true, riding a motorcycle is dangerous, but it does not mean that we are all going to die. One of the things that I hear the most is " You are going to die." So far, I have never been close to a close call on the streets, but I understand that I could happen at anytime, and that is the reason I enjoy riding. It makes me feel alive.



Another stereotype that people say is that all motorcycle riders wear leather and listen to rock. Leather is a good material because it protects the rider in case of an accident. However, there are other materials that are just as good; I own a professional race motorcycle jacket, which is made from a special material that does not rip, but the bipolar weather in Miami makes it hard to wear it. About the rock music, I listen to it sometimes.



Having a motorcycle does not mean i do wheelies and stunts with it. In my opinion, motorcycle stunts are stupid and useless. Every single person who does stunts has fallen or will fall at one point, and why would a person do something knowing that he or she will get hurt. 





There are more negative motorcycle stereotypes than positive ones. A positive stereotype is that people think you're badass for riding. Just like any other stereotype, the negative ones are not true: but the good ones are. 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Thinking about an upgrade


When I first got my motorcycle, I did not know that I was going to get bored of it so quickly; It has been 4 months and I am already thinking about upgrading to a faster motorcycle.
I am open for options, but I know for sure that I want a super-sport, the ones that hit 60 mph in 3 seconds and are already prepared for the track. The reason I want to get a more powerful motorcycle is that I am moving to Gainesville, and I will need one of those to go back and forth.
A super sport motorcycle costs about $15,000; it is an expensive toy, but they are worth it. I am still debating about either buying one new, or buying one used.
The pros of getting a new one is that there is an active warranty on the motorcycle, meaning is any part breaks or stops working, the replacement of the part or parts is free.
However, there are more cons for getting an used motorcycle than pros, they are more expensive, since they are brand new, it should be checked up more frequently, and they cost more to service and parts.
In the other hand, a used motorcycle might be cheaper, but the person who is buying has to take a risk because they do not know what the previous owner did to it. If a used motorcycle breaks, the money for the repair comes from the owner’s pocket and the warranty is probably

Friday, February 19, 2016

Burn Marks

Motorcycle burn marks are the worst. In the beginning, they do not a lot, but after 20 minutes, they become red, painful, and sensitive.

A first degree burn is one that only affects the surface of the skin, but a second degree burn is the ones that create a bubble of liquid inside the skin that if it gets popped, it can get infected and worsen the conditions of the burn mark.
Motorcycle burns are common because the riders legs are usually positioned relatively close to the motorcycle exhaust, which becomes extremely hot when the engine of the bike is warmed up.
So far, I have gotten burned 3 times, the first one was a couple days after I got my motorcycle, it was not to bad, but it still hurt. The second burn mark was in december, which was he worst burn mark I've ever gotten; and the third burn mark was yesterday, which was not so bad.
The first and the third one hurt a lot when it happened but on the next day it was just there, there was no bubble, so it was a "minor" burn mark. To treat first degree burns, I put a special cream, and aloe vera to hydrate the burn mark, helping the healing process.
My second burn mark was tragic, it was the size of a small hand, bubbles were created and popped, the wound became infected and the healing process took over a month. After this burn mark, i became so aware of the situation that my leg never went close to the exhaust, until yesterday.



Thursday, February 11, 2016

First Service




A galon of motorcycle costs about 10 dollars,  the sealers cost 5 dollars in total, the labor is about 100 dollars. Giving a total of 235 dollars for an oil change, and a tire pressure check.


When I heard all the prices, the first thing I thought was: Why would I spend almost 250 dollars for something that I can do myself on a weekend. So instead of leaving my bike at the shop for 2 hours, decided to go home and look up videos of how to change the oil, clean and lube the chain, check the clutch and brakes, and spot any possible problems.


After doing that, I took the risk and did everything by myself on the weekend. It was difficult to find all the screws and parts, but I wanted to learn and so I took my time and I did it.
It was very messy, I did not know how much oil the motorcycle could carry, so it got on my hands and on the ground. What takes a professional two hours to do the job, took me 3, and I did not have to pay 200 just for service.

After changing the oil successfully, I went for a ride at night, and I freaked out in the beginning because there was smoke coming out of my engine, so I pulled over to google about it, and it is completely normal for the engine to burn a little oil in the beginning since the filter, and the oil were new.
In the future, not only I plan on changing the oil myself, but everything that requires service.


Friday, February 5, 2016

Getting used to it

Getting used to it

Welcome to my blog, on this week three, I am going to be talking about getting used to riding my motorcycle.
 
Perfection is only achieved with practice. In the beginning, it was extremely hard to get used to my motorcycle. For those who do not know how to drive a stick shift car, it completely moves according to the driver. There is the clutch, the throttle and the brake petals. The clutch controls if the engine is released to go forward, the throttle gives the car or motorcycle speed, and the brakes stop the car.
What differs from an automatic car is that the driver choses when to shift gears.
On a motorcycle, it works the same way, it sounds confusing to read about, but once you get the idea, it is easy to operate it, but what was hard to get used to was the time to shift up, and shift down, especially on the streets with cars around, and nothing protecting me from a crash.
Additionally, the feeling of secureness and freedom is critical to stay protected. I like to think that I am never too good at riding, because when people get over confident, they usually get into accidents.
In order to ride a motorcycle, you have to very responsible, and aware of the surroundings at all times. One of the big parts of the course is safety on the roads, we were trained to swerve if something gets in the way, also to go over objects and curbs.
You never know when someone crazy is going to come out of the corner, or cut you off, possibly killing you. It was hard to get used to that.